Saturday, November 5, 2011

'2010 NANM National Scholarship winner, Jeremy Jordan, in recital at 4:00 PM Sunday, November 20, 2011'

[Jeremy Jordan]

Our friend Barbara Wright-Pryor, President of the Chicago Music Association, Branch No. 1, NANM, Inc. tells AfriClassical of Jeremy Jordan's piano recital in Chicago on Nov. 20, 2011:

“Dear Bill,
Chicago Music Association, Branch No. 1, NANM (National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., est. 1919) is proud to present its member and 2010 NANM National Scholarship winner, Jeremy Jordan, in recital at 4:00 PM Sunday, November 20, 2011 at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago.

“Jeremy Jordan is completing requirements for his master's degree in piano performance at The Juilliard School of Music and has been hailed by critics as 'the next Andre Watts.'
Musically yours,

“Jordan is the winner of the 2006 Steinway Piano Concerto Competition; and the 2010 Chicago Music Association, Branch No. 1, NANM, Inc. Piano Scholarship Competition; the Central Region NANM, Inc. Piano Scholarship Competition; and the 2010 National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. Piano Scholarship Competition in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Performing works by
Liszt, Chopin, J. S. Bach, Strayhorn,
Carmichael, Jordan and others.


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present concerts free of charge
and award scholarships to
deserving music students.

Jeremy Jordan
"Jeremy Jordan is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School where he studied on the Howard & Ethel B. Ross Scholarship, the Bruno Raikin Memorial Piano Scholarship, and the Van Cliburn Scholarship with renowned concert pianist Matti Raekallio. Jordan is presently studying on the Irene Diamond Scholarship in the Graduate Program at The Juilliard School. Jordan began his piano studies at age 4 with his parents as his first teachers. At age 9 he began piano studies with Professor Regina Syrkin at DePaul University’s Community Music School. He is currently studying with Matti Raekallio at Juilliard and receiving coaching with renowned pianist Yoshie Akimoto in Connecticut.

“Jeremy Jordan, 22, made his orchestral debut in 2006 with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and six months later recorded the Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 in his European debut appearance in Prague in Rudolfinum Hall with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Freeman, followed by a repeat performance in 2007 with the Chicago Sinfonietta at Symphony Center in Chicago also conducted by Maestro Freeman. In 2007, Jordan made his solo debut at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival playing Bach, Chopin and Liszt. Jordan received rave reviews following his 2011 performance of Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio with renowned clarinetist and cellist Anthony McGill and Yo-Yo Ma; his 2011 debut performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and most recently his ‘live’ performance and interview on WFMT 98.7's 'Impromptu' with Kerry Frumkin. 2011 also featured Jordan at the United Nations Arts Council sponsored by the grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“Jeremy Jordan is currently preparing and producing a Juilliard concert and lecture series featuring the music of Liszt in honor of the Bicentennial of the composer’s birth; and a concert featuring Jordan’s variations on the music of Rachmaninoff for piano and orchestra.”

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